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] indeed. are you in good hands? [ ♪ theme music ♪ ] >> over the past few years the city of oakland, california, has had the worsening crime problem. and what makes that problem even worse is the funding cuts for police in that city. we have the report talking about the most recent victim of violence and it's an eight-year-old. >> the oakland police interviewed several adults at the same house in the 2200 block of 6 fifth avenue 65 avenue where the eight-year-old girl was shot. >> we will catch the shooter and we are coming after you with all resources possible, and with deliberate speed. >> now it's unfortunate because they don't have many resources when it comes to combating crime. the oakland police department has faced severe cuts. as a result they have shrunk by 18 period shedding 138 officers, and as you might expect, less officers usually means more crime. we saw the same thing in camden, new jersey, when they cut their police officers and crime skyrocketed. in oakland murders have gone up 16%. rapes have gone up 24%: here to talk about this tragic story is barry donelan. he
in new york city, there was an interesting article in the new york times about how the chinese population is moving uptown to east harlem and right now there are killing of people in east harlem because they're defending their neighborhood, the chinese are so this whole idea of philosophy of stand your ground, but there was a bit of encouraging news on stand your ground. let's listen to benjamin crump the lawyer for the martin family what he had to say about stand your ground. >> the stand your ground law nobody talked about it this time last year until trayvon was killed. we have to think about how trayvon has changed the conversation. everybody in america knows about this controversial law and now for the first time in five years, there were no new states that enacted stand your ground laws. we look at that as a plus. michael: you know, i mean, trisha trayvon martin didn't want to be the martyr here but his killing may have led to the end of these laws, or is that just wishful thinking on my part? >> listen, i know that there's no question that many many millions of people have been ail
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